Standards for working at height

Fallprotec product range complies with the following standards that outline the requirements for working at height


EN 795 defines the technical requirements placed on anchor devices. This standard indicates which loads horizontal fall arrest solutions must withstand and how they are to be tested and certified. EN 795 distinguishes five types of anchorage device, from A to E. This Standard does not consider multi-user applications. Fallprotec has a wide range of fall arrest systems certified by EN795:2012. Internal and external controls and audits are conducted regularly to ensure our products keep offering the best service to our clients.


This technical specification certifies multi-user devices – that is, anchor devices that allow more than one user to be attached at the same time. Fallprotec's products all comply with EN795:2012 for a use by one person. Since work in height must be carried out by multiple people simultaneously, Fallprotec tests all systems up to 2 or 4 people.

EN795:2012 Type A

Type A refers to single anchors. All Fallprotec anchor points are certified according to the type A. They are in highly resistant stainless steel and suit every working situation.

EN795:2012 Type B

Type B refers to temporary anchorage points. The textile temporary lifeline by Fallprotec can secure workers but requires set up by a competent person who can secure himself during the installation process. 

EN795:2012 Type C

Type C refers to horizontal flexible systems such as cable lifelines, where the inclination does not go over 15°. Vertical lifelines are governed by the European Standard EN353. The SecuRope cable lifeline is a highly versatile flexible system with limited cable deflection. It also complies with CEN/TS16415 for up to 4 users simultaneously.

EN795:2012 Type D

Type D refers to rigid systems, usually rail systems. Fallprotec Securails are considered rigid systems thanks to the little deflection of the rail in case of a fall.

EN795:2012 Type E

Type E refers to temporary systems that are stabilized using counterweights. Our DiaSafe anchor point and lifeline use the weight of the green roof or gravel roof to stabilizes its self-standing posts. This way, it avoids perforation and thermal bridges.

PPE Directive 89/686/CE

This European directive specifies the essential requirements which Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) must comply before being placed on the market. Starting April 2018, it will be replaced by the PPE Regulation 2016/425. All PPE from Fallprotec complies with the requirements of the Directive 89/686/EC.


This European Standard defines the technical requirements for vertical rigid anchor line, whether it is attached to ladders, rungs or fixed to structures. The forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle lies between the true vertical and the vertical + 5°. This standard does not consider multi-user applications. Fallprotec offers a large variety of systems that comply with EN353-1 such as cable lifelines SecuRope QuickSet, SecuRail or SafeLadder with integrated fall arrest systems.


This European Standard specifies the technical requirements for vertical flexible anchor line which can be secured to an upper anchor point. The forward-leaning angle and/or sideways leaning angle lies between the true vertical and the vertical + 5°. This standard does not consider multi-user applications. Fallprotec has a range of fall arrest devices on textile ropes to secure rope access specialists.


EN 355 specifies the technical requirements for energy absorbers. Energy absorbers conforming to this European Standard can be integrated into a fall protection lanyard, an anchor line or a full body harness or used in combination with one of them. All fall arrest lanyards designed and supplied by Fallprotec have an integrated energy absorber.


EN 358 applies to belts and lanyards intended for the purpose of work positioning or restraint. Positioning lanyards are available when the user works in restraint.


EN361 describes the safety harness regulation for full body harnesses. Fallprotec harnesses are all certified according to EN361. Whether you need several anchor points, a featherlight harness or an integrated saddle, Fallprotec can provide the best-adapted solution and a fall arrest harness training.


EN362 specifies requirements for personal protective equipment against falls from a height such as connectors. All aluminium and steel carabiners are certified to EN362. Different locking mechanisms and sizes are available.


This standard describes typical configurations of work positioning and fall arrest. It also describes the obligations relative to marking, user manuals, periodical examination, maintenance, repair and packaging. All Fallprotec equipment follow the requirements of EN365.


EN517 defines the technical requirement for roof safety hooks. This standard indicates which loads safety hooks must withstand and how they are to be tested and certified. It only applies for hooks that can also serve to fix walkways or temporary ladders. If the anchor point is exclusively for fall arrest, refer to EN795. The Safe U hook range complies with EN517. It is specifically designed for common roofs such as tile, slate, cold deck and standing seam roofs. A wide range of walkways, snow-grids and ladders can be fixed to them. This system guarantees waterproofness.


This European Standard specifies technical requirements for sit harnesses with a low point of attachment. Sit harnesses can be used in restraint, work positioning and rope access systems. The Fallprotec multifunctional lightweight climbing harness is certified for work positioning and fall arrest applications. It is the typical companion of rope access technicians.


This European Directive specifies the safety features for machinery. The Annex IV concerns lifting equipment. All height access products of Fallprotec are certified according to the directive 2006/EC/42. With various solutions adapted to your needs, we help you access safely any type of surface at height.


EN 1808 is a European Standard which specifies the safety requirements for Suspended Access Equipment (SAE). It is applicable to both permanent and temporary equipment which may be powered or hand operated. The Fallprotec monorails and cradles are designed according to EN1808:2015.


EN 60204-1 gives safety guidance and recommendations on electrical equipment for machinery. This includes safety requirements for electrical, electronic and computer controlled equipment – but excludes power circuits where electricity is used directly as a working tool. The battery-powered person lifting hoist RopeClimber falls into the jurisdiction of the EN60204-1 standard.